Apr 01, 2020  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Courses


 

Educational Specialist

  
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    EDS 6110 - Advanced Supervision


    (3) Credit Hours

    An historical and sociological analysis of the development of the field of curriculum supervision. Emphasis will be placed on how the meaning of supervision has changed and meant different things at different times in its evolution in the modern era.
  
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    EDS 6120 - School Culture and Educational Change Strategies


    (3) Credit Hours

    In-depth examination and analysis of the cultures of elementary and secondary schools; school-community relations and relations with local, state and national educational organizations; analysis of major educational reform efforts and strategies for improving school reform efforts.
  
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    EDS 6130 - Teaching and Learning


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of models of teaching and learning as they relate to the educational outcomes of students. Topics include a study of teacher and learner characteristics that affect the educational process as well as a critical review of teaching methods and strategies.
  
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    EDS 6200 - Program Evaluation


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comprehensive overview of the major theories of educational program evaluation, their philosophical origins and derivative procedures. The intent of the course is to provide students with an adequate understanding of evaluation theory and practice that will result in the ability to design, implement and interpret evaluations of educational programs.
  
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    EDS 6230 - Interactive Media


    (3) Credit Hours

    Focuses on design, development, and implementation of interactive media in instructional settings. Topics include interactive videodisc, CD-ROM, digital audio, digital video, graphics, and skills being incorporated into classroom and school settings. Prerequisite: EDS 6080.
  
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    EDS 6240 - Distance and On-Line Learning


    (3) Credit Hours

    Distance learning, where the learner and instructor are in different places from one another and technology of some form is used to manage the communication between them is the key focus of this course. A second focus is on-line learning, the situation in which learners sit at keyboards which are connected to distributed resources and people using connections which may include cable, wires, satellite, or microwave connections. Prerequisite: EDS 6080.
  
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    EDS 6250 - Planning and Implementing Technology in Schools


    (3) Credit Hours

    Planning for and implementing technology in schools. Students will examine governmental mandates and other influences impacting the technical skill training required of graduates and the related instruction schools must provide. Issues to be discussed include strategies for planning and managing technical programs, methods for establishing and maintaining collaborative community partnerships and innovative instructional approaches for training and using technology. Prerequisites: EDS 6080, 6230, 6240.
  
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    EDS 6300 - Instructional Design and Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    The design, development, and production of instructional and educational materials to meet needs of learners and subject matter experts using instructional design models and skills.
  
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    EDS 6400 - Change Leadership for Reform


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course examines current research and practice of effective leadership for change and school reform. The learner will examine the characteristics of effective leadership for change. Topics will include: the instructional leader, shared leadership, developing professional learning communities, data driven reform, and enhancing the capacity of school leadership teams.
  
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    EDS 6420 - Money and Schools


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will address historical and current perspectives on financing K-12 public education in America; federal, state, and local education funding mechanisms; school budget planning processes; and grant writing. Particular attention will be given to the impact of funding on school instructional improvement efforts.
  
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    EDS 6450r - Seminar in Instructional Leadership


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will address current research and literature regarding the role and important functions of instructional leaders. It is designed to allow participants to identify the topics of most significant interest to them (as a cohort) in order to enhance their ability to be effective instructional leaders. Once topics are identified, learners will review current literature and research in each area. They will work, individually or in groups, to apply their new knowledge base to the field and to reflect on their application and performance.
  
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    EDS 6900r - Capstone Project


    (3) Credit Hours

    A synthesizing activity combining the various strands of the degree program. The project will take the form of an empirical analysis-utilizing qualitative and/or quantitative data-of an educational problem or innovation which has relevance for the student and the school district in which he or she is employed. Prerequisites: EDS 6050, 6060, 6070.
  
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    EDS 6997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.

Special Education

  
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    EDSP 5030r - Current Topics in Education


    (2-4) Credit Hours

    Examines special topics designed for specified groups as inservice education; study includes research in literature of current topics under discussion.
  
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    EDSP 5040 - Classroom Management Techniques


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines techniques for managing attention and behavior in the classroom; approaches discussed include psychoeducational and behavioral management. (May be registered as EPSY 5040)
  
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    EDSP 5060 - Program Design and Curriculum Strategies for the Exceptional Learner


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines research on effective teaching/learning in relation to special education; overviews principles of curriculum design and examines various models useful in the education of individuals with disabilities; discussion of issues related to cultural diversity. Field component included.


  
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    EDSP 5090 - Advanced Instructional Technology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides overview of classroom applications of technology and strategies for using technology in the education of individuals with disabilities. Introduces integrated technologies and technologies useful in overcoming limitations in communication, physical, and sensory barriers experienced by individuals with disabilities. Lab component included.
  
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    EDSP 5150 - Characteristics and Current Issues in Mild Disabilities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines current issues and research related to the nature and needs of individuals with mild disabilities; emphasizes problems and issues related to identification and treatment of this population throughout the life span. Background in the philosophy of inclusion and an overview of exceptional children and youth required.
  
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    EDSP 5160 - Assessment Strategies for Individuals with Mild Disabilities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines instruments and procedures for individual assessment of educational skills; students will learn to administer and interpret the results of tests of general ability and specific academic skills. May be registered as EPSY 5160.
  
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    EDSP 5170 - Strategies for Inclusion


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the concepts surrounding inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the regular classroom; explores methods and strategies for developing individualized programs designed to promote successful integration. Prerequisite: EDSP 5150 or department head approval.
  
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    EDSP 5250 - Characteristics and Current Issues in Moderate/Severe and/or Multiple Disabilities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines current issues and research related to the nature and needs of individuals with moderate/severe and/or multiple disabilities; emphasizes problems and issues related to identification and treatment of this population throughout the life span. Background in the philosophy of inclusion and an overview of exceptional children and youth required.
  
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    EDSP 5260 - Assessment Strategies for Individuals with Moderate/Severe Disabilities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines instruments and procedures for individual assessment of educational, functional, and social skills; students learn to administer and interpret the results of instruments useful in designing appropriate programs for this population. Prerequisite: EDSP 5250 or approval of instructor.
  
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    EDSP 5270 - Instructional Strategies and Programs: Moderate/Severe Disabilities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the unique needs and issues specific to moderately and severely disabled individuals; emphasizes instructional approaches and methodology concerning academic curriculum, social skills development, career and vocational development, personal management, recreation/leisure and general community living skills. Prerequisite: EDSP 5250 or approval of instructor.
  
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    EDSP 5290 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders


    (3) Credit Hours

     

    This course is designed to provide a background of the characteristics of individuals who are primarily diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The course will provide information regarding history and etiological considerations, impact on the family, impact on the individual, educational implications, and intervention options. Course will include a field-based component at a site serving children and youth with special needs. A fingerprint background check must be on file with the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies before the field-based component of the course may begin.

  
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    EDSP 5350 - Characteristics and Current Issues in Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines current thinking and research related to the nature and needs of individuals with emotional and behavioral disabilities; emphasizes problems related to identification and treatment of this population throughout the life span. Background in the philosophy of inclusion with an emphasis on exceptional children and youth or department head approval.
  
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    EDSP 5360 - Affective and Behavioral Assessment Techniques


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the varied rationales for affective disorders and their associated classification practices in schools; discusses measurement techniques associated with affective assessment including formal observation, rating scales, interviewing strategies; and self-report procedures; students are given opportunities to collect and evaluate information obtained from the above procedures. May be registered as EPSY 5360
  
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    EDSP 5370 - Instructional Strategies and Programs: Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines theoretical approaches to instruction of students with behavioral disabilities/emotional disturbance and specific techniques and materials for instruction in affective education, social skills, and career and vocational development. Prerequisite: EDSP 5350 or approval of instructor.
  
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    EDSP 5380 - Assistive Technology and Medical Issues for Young Children with Disabilities


    (3) Credit Hours

     

    Students will develop a basic understanding of the nature and implication of medically-based disorders associated with children and youth with disabilities. Students will also develop understanding and skills related to assistive technology used in educational programs for students with disabilities, including a focus on augmentative and alternative communication. Course will include a field-based component at a site serving children and youth with special needs.  A fingerprint background check must be on file with the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies before the field-based component of the course may begin.

  
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    EDSP 5450 - Characteristics and Current Issues Related to Infants and Young Children with Special Needs


    (3) Credit Hours

    Presents models of development that facilitate understanding of the development of infants and young children with special needs; introduces sources of biological and environmental risk; examination of related developmental implications and intervention issues. Background in the psychology of child development required.
  
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    EDSP 5460 - Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines instruments and techniques for individual and team assessment of development of infants and young children, with an emphasis on informal and curriculum-based approaches; students gain practice in administering, interpreting, and using assessment information to plan programming and report assessment results. Prerequisite: EDSP 5450 or approval of instructor.
  
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    EDSP 5470 - Intervention Issues and Practices with Infants and Young Children with Special Needs


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the structure of environments and development and implementation of developmentally-appropriate special education practices and procedures for intervention; includes activity-based and play-based curricular approaches; introduces various models of service delivery and service coordination. Prerequisite: EDSP 5450 or approval of instructor.
  
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    EDSP 5490 - Families of Children with Special Needs


    (3) Credit Hours

     

    Studies the family system and the effects of a child with special needs on family functions, roles, life cycle, and coping; students develop and practice skills in family interviewing and communication skills for building partnerships with families of children with disabilities; discusses impact of cultural diversity. Course will include a field-based component at a site serving children and youth with special needs. A fingerprint background check must be on file with the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies before the field-based component of the course may begin.

  
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    EDSP 5550 - Characteristics and Current Issues in Gifted Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines current thinking and research related to the nature and needs of gifted individuals including intellectual, creative, leadership, artistic, and musical giftedness; emphasizes problems and issues related to identification and treatment of this population throughout the life span.
  
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    EDSP 5560 - Assessment Strategies in Gifted Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the concepts underlying the identification of gifted individuals, including current practices; development of skills in choosing, administering scoring, and interpreting a battery of assessment instruments for identification and assessment of gifted individuals. Prerequisite: EDSP 5550.
  
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    EDSP 5570 - Instructional Strategies and Programs: Gifted Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines programming options for gifted populations and strategies for successful instruction of this population. Prerequisites: EDSP 5550 and 5560.
  
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    EDSP 5580 - Creative Problem Solving


    (3) Credit Hours

    Explores the concept of creativity and its factors, measurement, and application to education. Prerequisite: EDSP 5550 or approval of instructor.
  
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    EDSP 5590 - Seminar in the Education of the Gifted


    (3) Credit Hours

    Reviews research relevant to gifted education and an analysis of issues related to current programming practices for gifted individuals. Prerequisite: EDSP 5550 or approval of instructor.
  
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    EDSP 5600 - Dynamics of Groups at Work: Emerging Leadership


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines theories of small group interaction and education procedures for facilitating interaction with emphasis on working with gifted children and youth.
  
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    EDSP 5660 - Field Placement Practicum


    (3-6) Credit Hours

    Provides field-based experience in settings serving children and youth with special education needs. Prerequisite: Completion of the courses required in the concentration. Graded S/NC.
  
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    EDSP 5690 - Instructional Methods in Mathematics Education for Children and Youth with Special Needs


    (3) Credit Hours

     

    Course is designed to provide students with a survey of current thought and practice regarding developmental mathematics instruction. Emphasis will be placed on assessment techniques and developmentally appropriate strategies and materials.

  
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    EDSP 5700 - Seminar: Contemporary Issues and Independent Research


    (3) Credit Hours

    Provides critical inquiry into topics of contemporary interest to special educators; students are expected to identify, develop, and present original research related to an approved topic. Prerequisites: Completion of core and concentration coursework and an approved prospectus or approval of instructor.
  
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    EDSP 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    EDSP 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    EDSP 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

Education

  
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    EDUC 5000 - Introduction to Educational Inquiry


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to different approaches to research in education. Three broad categories of inquiry based on empirical science, phenomenology, and critical theory will be presented. Students will be expected to define a researchable problem and a plan for their graduate program that will culminate in a final project.
  
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    EDUC 5010 - Methods of Educational Research


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on the development of research skills and related competencies involved in investigating and reporting educational problems. Action research, quantitative methodologies; basic statistical procedures; and basic qualitative research methodologies are also examined. Students without backgrounds in research and/or statistics and general education coursework are advised to delay enrolling in the course until completing twelve to eighteen hours of coursework. Crosslisted as EPSY 5010 and EDAS 5010.
  
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    EDUC 5030r - Current Topics in Education


    (2-4) Credit Hours

    Special topics designed for specific groups as inservice education; study to include research in literature of current topics under discussion.
  
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    EDUC 5040 - Methods of Educational Research: Qualitative


    (3) Credit Hours

    A practical introduction to the emerging field of qualitative research in education. Students will be introduced to different types of qualitative inquiry, qualitative research methodologies and the different aims and purposes underlying qualitative research in education. However, because professional educators also need to be knowledgeable critics and informed consumers of quantitative research studies, basic quantitative research methodologies are also examined.
  
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    EDUC 5050 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Types of data, experimental design, and parametric and nonparametric methods; some prior study in measurement and/or statistics recommended. Crosslisted as EDAS 5050.
  
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    EDUC 5080 - Collaboration and Consultation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Rationale of strategies useful for professionals in education and related disciplines to function as effective collaborators; exploration of trends in intervention for individuals with special needs as well as self-assessment and practice of interpersonal, teaming, and communication.
  
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    EDUC 5100 - Professional Ethics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the ethical nature of teaching and, in particular, the teacher/student relationship. Areas of study include the nature of ethical inquiry, punishment and due process, intellectual and academic freedom, equal treatment of students and minorities, and the legal content of professional ethics.
  
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    EDUC 5120 - Learning and Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the major structures used in research and used to understand learning in educational settings with particular attention to behaviorism, developmentalism and constructivism.
  
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    EDUC 5130 - Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Diversity


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of microcultures in the United States, their relationships to the macroculture and their significance for educational policy and practice. Explores diversity resulting from various socioeconomic class, race, ethnicity, gender, exceptionality, religion, language, sexual orientation and age. Crosslisted as EPSY 5130.
  
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    EDUC 5140 - Teaching in Diverse Classrooms


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of diversity that may be found within a classroom in the United States and the significance of this diversity for classroom teaching and learning. Explores variations in ability and exceptionality, socioeconomic class, race and ethnicity, gender, religion, and language. Emphasizes strategies for managing and instructing diverse populations in educational settings. Field component.
  
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    EDUC 5150 - Assessment and Learning


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to student assessment practices routinely used in contemporary education settings. Emphasis upon the ethical use of measurement devices, developing an understanding of general measurement concepts, the interpretation and use of formal measures, and the development, administration, and use of informal (teacher-made) classroom assessment devices. Emphasis is placed upon the effective use of these devices to improve learning. Crosslisted as EPSY 5150.
  
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    EDUC 5160 - Introduction to Curriculum


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the study of school curriculum. The course studies issues about curriculum design, development and evaluation in relation to the persons involved, the types of inquiry used, and the ideas underlying choices and the criteria used to judge curriculum decisions.
  
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    EDUC 5180 - Urban Parent and Community Resources


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the knowledge and application of skills, strategies, and techniques related to communicating and building relationships with urban parents, families, and their community; knowledge about community resources related to effective involvement with and the support of sociocultural-political factors that influence learning. Examination of the relationships between language, learning and culture in and outside of urban schools. Development of better communication and social skills among the students in the urban classroom.
  
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    EDUC 5200 - Social and Historical Foundations of Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    Social and historical foundations of education. Provides a broad perspective on American education and analyzes issues from the foundations of education using students’ personal experience and perspectives as future teachers. Field component. Requisite: must be taken during the student’s first nine hours in the program.
  
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    EDUC 5210 - Human Development Applied to Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of major theories and concepts related to the development of infants, children, and adolescents. Focus on typical and atypical development, age appropriate behavior, and developmental needs, particularly as they relate to educational practice. Field component required. Requisite: must be taken during the student’s first nine hours in the program. Crosslisted as EPSY 5210.
  
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    EDUC 5220 - Instructional Planning and Evaluation


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth study of the elements of teaching that transcend specific disciplines. The skills of planning, specifying, and measuring educational outcomes for diverse student populations are stressed. A variety of educational strategies is also explored. Prerequisites: EDUC 5200 and 5210.
  
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    EDUC 5230 - Advanced Study in Early Childhood Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    The development of normal and exceptional individuals birth to nine years; emphasis given to relationships among the significant persons in the child’s life; topics include the development of language, formal, and informal assessment techniques.
  
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    EDUC 5240 - Internship in Elementary/Early Childhood Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    A supervised field experience designed to provide the graduate student in the last nine hours with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and competencies obtained in the M.Ed. program through a training internship; requires the creation of written outline of competencies to be attained. Prerequisite: admission to candidacy.
  
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    EDUC 5310 - Evolving Patterns in Secondary Teaching


    (3) Credit Hours

    Content and teaching strategies unique to a particular discipline. Emphasis on recent development. Exploration into curriculum research and models for curriculum implementation.
  
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    EDUC 5320 - Innovative Programs in Science and Environmental Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of a wide array of local, state, and federal programs and practices in science and environmental education. Emphasis on the role of school leaders in implementing innovative programs and practices. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.
  
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    EDUC 5350 - Teachers, Markets, and Society


    (3) Credit Hours

    The operation of markets and market economies in the world economy. Methods and materials for teacher use in elementary and secondary classrooms. The course may not be repeated for academic credit.
  
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    EDUC 5380 - Energy and Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    Methods and materials for infusing energy education concepts into the K-12 curriculum; course designed for educators and natural resources personnel.
  
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    EDUC 5390 - Teachers and the Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is an overview of American public school law, specifically as it relates to the classroom teacher. The rights of students and teachers, constitutional issues, liability and negligence, data privacy, special education law, and employment law are addressed, as well as case law, federal legislation, and state statute. This course may not be substituted for EDAS 563 for administrative/leadership endorsement.
  
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    EDUC 5400 - Curriculum and Strategies for Early Childhood Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    Development of the student’s basic knowledge of curriculum to provide the opportunity and ability to modify and create curriculum approaches. The student will expand knowledge and demonstrate strategies used with children ages birth to eight years in a variety of settings.
  
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    EDUC 5420 - Managing Emerging Social Behavior


    (3) Credit Hours

    Concepts and theories about age-appropriate development needs and behaviors of Pre-K to 4th grade children. The students will also learn to use a variety of skills to assist children to continually acquire more mature skills for learning and for social interaction. These skills will be role played in class, and projects will include the use of these same skills by the students in Pre-K-4 classrooms.
  
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    EDUC 5450 - Issues in Early Childhood Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    A critical review and discussion of current research and issues in the growing and expanding field of early childhood education. Provides a forum for students to have an opportunity to critically examine the impact of current trends and approaches in the field. Designed to extend the knowledge and skills of educators and facilitate reflection on forces both inside and outside the classroom that affect work with young children.
  
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    EDUC 5500 - Curriculum Development in Elementary and Middle School


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis and applications of objectives and theoretical structures; issues in relation to principles of learning, needs of children; critical analysis of curriculum trends and resources; and the role of the teacher in curriculum development. Prerequisite: EDUC 5160.
  
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    EDUC 5610 - Literacy Instruction for Emergent Learners, Birth to First Grade


    (3) Credit Hours

    Advanced focus in literacy to support teacher knowledge of best practices in classroom instruction aimed at ages of birth through first grade. The major theories of language development and the history of teaching reading in the U.S.; principles of balanced literacy; critical strategies in emergent literacy instruction; methods for creating a literacy environment; and strategies for supporting children’s vocabulary development, word identification, and spelling pattern awareness. Current issues in the topics of phonics instruction, decodable text, literature-based approaches, phonemic awareness, and the competing theories of emergent literacy and “reading readiness.” Field component required.
  
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    EDUC 5620 - Literacy Instruction for Elementary School Learners, Grades Two Through Five


    (3) Credit Hours

    Advanced focus in supporting elementary school literacy to support teacher knowledge of best practices in classroom instruction and assessment. The development of a balanced reading program, how to prevent and remediate reading difficulties, methods of teaching word identification/vocabulary/spelling, strategies for supporting comprehension within a readers’ workshop, developing/maintaining a writers’ workshop, strategies for students’ writing to learn, and how to organize/support literature circles. Interviews, conferences, self-reports, portfolios, observations, informal reading inventories, running records, miscue analysis, and Major Points Interview for Readers will be examined as authentic assessment processes. Field component required.
  
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    EDUC 5630 - Literacy Instruction for Middle/High School Learners


    (3) Credit Hours

    Advanced focus in adolescent literacy to support teacher knowledge of best practices in classroom instruction. The role of the cuing systems in student reading and teacher assessment, how to prevent and remediate adolescent reading difficulties, how to create a positive literacy environment in content coursework, methods of teaching word identification/vocabulary/spelling, strategies for supporting comprehension, study strategies, enriching student writing, communicating information to students/parents/administrators, and resources for curriculum development. Field component required.
  
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    EDUC 5640 - Practicum for Literacy Instruction


    (3) Credit Hours

    Advanced focus in identifying and remediating problems in literacy acquisition and learning, as well as assessing growth in both teaching and learning. Coursework supports teacher knowledge of best practices in classroom instruction, with participants utilizing the inquiry approach as teacher-researchers to address specific challenges and needs of their classrooms and school. Field component required.
  
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    EDUC 5700 - History and Philosophy of Educational Technology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Overview of the science and theory of the field of educational media; essential readings from historical background and current issues in the field. Social, cultural, historical and political implications related to instructional and educational technology, especially to the invention, adoption, and diffusion of technology in education.
  
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    EDUC 5710 - Principles of Instructional Design and Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    Overview of instructional design theories and principles and application in a variety of fields: education, business and industry, training, etc. Specific detail in applying each step on an instructional design process.
  
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    EDUC 5750 - Educational Technology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Application of computer and video technologies to the practice of teaching in a school setting. Focus is on ways to become an effective technology-user and on techniques for finding information, creating educational materials, and grappling with classroom data. Student use of technology and the tools available to empower learners to gather information, manipulate it, and create new information in a variety of forms.
  
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    EDUC 5760 - Organization and Administration of Instructional Technology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Techniques for integration and management of technology in education. Specific topics might include: integrating CAI, strategies for managing hardware, software, facilities, and training, program evaluation. Prerequisite: EDUC 5750.
  
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    EDUC 5770 - Multimedia Production Techniques


    (3) Credit Hours

    Review of advantages and disadvantages of a variety of media types. Design and production of print materials, graphics, sound, animation and video to create and produce: overheads, slide tape, video, computer-based and internet educational application. Prerequisites: EDUC 5710, 5750.
  
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    EDUC 5780 - Computer-based Authoring Tools


    (3) Credit Hours

    Survey of methods in computer-based authoring systems and advanced multimedia production technology. Design, production, and evaluation of computer-based training modules using one or more authoring systems. Prerequisites: EDUC 5710, 5770.
  
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    EDUC 5900 - Culminating Experience


    (3) Credit Hours

    Directed research or development of a project under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, approval of M.Ed committee, and EDUC 5000 or EDUC 5010 or department head approval.

     

  
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    EDUC 5910 - Professional Teaching Experience


    (6) Credit Hours

    For the employed teacher seeking initial teacher licensure through the M.Ed. program, an intensive semester-long experience at the site of the candidate’s teaching assignment. Seminars in instructional planning and evaluation, educational psychology, and current issues related to education as well as reflective papers. UTC faculty observes and evaluates the pedagogical skills of the candidate through periodic visits. Graded S/NC. Prerequisites: Application for and admission to the professional teaching experience according to guidelines of the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies. Corequisite for M.Ed. Elementary Education or M.Ed. Secondary Education: EDUC 5900.
  
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    EDUC 5920 - Advanced Readings and History of English as a Second Language


    (3) Credit Hours

    In-depth study of the history and legal issues related to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Untied States, including landmark cases and decisions, state and federal requirements, and the impact of the English Language Learner (ELL) on school culture. This course will trace the evolution of English as a Second Language as well as the factors impacting the placement of ELLs and the services provided these young people. Additional study will focus on articles written by major researchers in this field. The course will focus an opportunity to identify, analyze, and discuss current issues and future directions and factors affecting the field of English as a Second Language.
  
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    EDUC 5930 - Advanced Studies in Second Language Acquisition: Strategies and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course examines empirical and theoretical studies of second language acquisition and processing in order to determine how people learn second languages, the effect of the first language on second language acquisition, the roles culture, motivation, personality and environment play in second language acquisition. Additional study will focus on how various approaches can facilitate second language acquisition. Particular attention will be given to the development of appropriate strategies for teaching, speaking, writing, and grammar in English as Second Language environments.
  
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    EDUC 5940 - Linguistics for the English as Second Language Educator


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course examines various theories of language acquisition, with special attention given to syntax, semantics, and phonology. Students will be required to apply knowledge of language acquisition to classroom instruction.
  
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    EDUC 5960r - Induction Experience


    (3-9) Credit Hours

    An intensive semester-long placement for master’s degree candidates seeking initial teaching licensure. Seminars in instructional planning specific to the teaching discipline and in educational psychology accompanying the experience are integral. Graded S/NC. Corequisite: EDUC 5900.


  
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    EDUC 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    EDUC 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    EDUC 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

Electrical Engineering

  
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    ENEE 5000r - Graduate Seminar


    (1) Credit Hours

    Presentations of faculty and outside research in areas of current interest. Presentations of thesis research proposals by graduate students. Required of all first term graduate students. Graded on a satisfactory/no-credit basis. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENEE 5010 - Stochastic Processes


    (3) Credit Hours

    Probability, random variables and stochastic processes. Functions of one or more random variables. Stationary processes, correlation and power spectra. Nonstationary processes. Brownian motion, Markov processes and Poisson processes. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENEE 5020 - Linear Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Internal model (input-output) descriptions. External model (state variable) descriptions. Transformations to canonical forms. Solutions of the state equations. Matrix techniques. Discrete time systems. Controllability. Observability. BIBO stability, Lyapunov stability. Supplementary course fee assessed.

     

  
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    ENEE 5030 - Digital Signal Processing


    (3) Credit Hours

    Fundamentals of discrete-time signals, systems, and modern digital processing algorithms. Linear shift-invariant systems. Digital networks. Digital filter design methods. Discrete Transforms. Discrete random signal concepts. Quantization effects. Homomorphic signal processing. Supplementary course fee assessed.

     

  
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    ENEE 5100 - Electromagnetic Field Theory II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Rectangular cross section waveguides and cavities, including dielectric slabs, striplines, and microstrips. Circular cross section waveguides, including fiber optic cable. Spherical geometry waveguides. Scattering by strips, plates, circular cylinders, wedges, and spheres. Basics and applications of integral equations and moment methods using computer programs for wire radiation and scattering. Techniques and applications for geometrical theory of diffraction with computer programs for diffraction coefficients of conducting wedges. Green’s functions. Supplementary course fee assessed.

     

  
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    ENEE 5110 - Communications II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Influence of noise on AM and FM system performance. Threshold and threshold extension in frequency modulation. Phase-locked loop, carrier synchronization, and bit synchronization. Performance of digital communication systems in the presence of noise. Matched-filter concept and notion of probability of error as a criterion for system comparison. Calculation of system error rate and how to compare performance of systems. SNR of PCM and DM systems. Information theory and coding for error correction and detection. Telephone switching covering Strowger, Crossbar, and digital switching. ARPANET and packet radio protocols. Spread spectrum applications. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENEE 5150 - Advanced Digital Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theoretical and practical aspects of design and implementation of digital circuits. Survey of design entry methods. VLSI and FPGA implementations leveraging hardware description languages. Hardware/software interaction. Projects included. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENEE 5160 - Introduction to the Smart Grid


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Evolution of existing power grid to the smart grid, role of telecommunication in efficient transmission, intelligent metering and sensors networks. Security, reliability, and economic aspects. Standard letter grade. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENEE 5300 - Optimal Control


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the design of optimal controllers for linear systems; performance measures; design of discrete-time and continuous-time regulators; design of discrete-time and continuous-time tracking systems; introduction to dynamic programming and the Hamilton-Bellman-Jacobi equation; application of the minimum principle. Prerequisite: ENEE 5020. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENEE 5310 - Estimation and Identification


    (3) Credit Hours

    State estimation and parameter identification for dynamic systems. System observability and controllability. Covariance matrix, optimal recursive linear filtering, Kalman filters, Wiener filters. Nonlinear filtering, stochastic approximation, real-time parameter identification. Prerequisite: ENEE 5010. Supplementary course fee assessed.
 

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